This short film was a collaboration with Zoic Studios – our group of interns was given the opportunity to create a VFX project, so I wrote and directed “Catch.” The crowd at the premiere praised it as the best intern project yet – making it the perfect finalé to my internship. In a town where people aren’t generous with their praise, that’s as good as it gets.
I learned volumes on this project, thanks to our talented team of visual effects artists and the powerful pipeline at Zoic Studios. But above all, I was constantly challenged by the responsibility of the director – a never-ending uphill battle for story, emotion, truth and quality. I’ve directed plenty of videos in the past, but this took my abilities to a new level entirely.
The YouTube version doesn’t include credits, because it’s more fun to skip the packaging and stick with the found-footage look. But to be fair to our amazing team, you can learn more below, or watch the credits here.
Starring – Joel Ackerman, David Ackerman
Jenna Melfi – Producer
Phillip Goodwin – Writer, director, camera, editing, sound design, titles
Ryan Gaitan – Visual effects supervisor, animator, tracking
Nathan Lee – Animator, CG rendering, modeling, lighting
Samuel Sellers – Animator
Christopher Gu – Concept artist, texture artist
Geraldine Doray-Novak – Compositing, paint/roto
and everyone at Zoic Studios
Read more about the film’s premiere here – and if you like the video, share it!